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2011 National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day Events

Over 150 cities hold Memorial Day Events each year.  Details for some of this year’s events are listed below.  If you don’t see your event, please let us know what you are planning. Click here to learn more about National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day.

Alaska

Wasilla

Arizona

Flagstaff
Tempe

Tucson

California

Concord

Project HOPE
Events: Project HOPE’s 7th Annual Homeless Memorial will be held Friday, November 18, 2011 from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Concord United Methodist Church on West Street. The Memorial is planned and hosted by the community-based nonprofit, Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. to remember the lives of the 45 men and women who experienced homelessness and passed away this year.
This past year in Contra Costa County, 6,376 people used homeless services from July of 2010 to June 2011. Of these numbers, 37% are children or youth, 15% are over the age of 55, and 5.7% are veterans.
Address: 1645 West Street, Concord, CA
Contact: 925.825.4700

San Francisco

Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco Network Ministries

Events: Interfaith Memorial for the Homeless Dead:

Please join us and San Francisco Network Ministries on December 21, 5:30 p.m., in Civic Center Plaza for an interfaith memorial for our family members, friends, and community members who have passed away while homeless in 2011.
This is not a protest, but a memorial service. All are welcome.
Address: Polk St & McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Contact: Reverend Glenda Hope, sfnm@pacbell.net

Santa Monica

St. Monica Catholic Community and the Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition
Events: Interfaith Celebration of Life: Remembering homeless community members who have passed away during the past year was held on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm
Address: Christine Reed Park, 1133 7th Street, Santa Monica, California. (Corner of Lincoln Blvd. and California St.)
Contact: Christine, Christine@stmonica.net. 310-314-0071

Additional cities holding events:
Fresno
Fairfield
Marin County/San Anselmo
Modesto
Orange County
Sacramento
San Diego
San Luis Obispo County
Santa Clara County/San Jose
Santa Cruz County
Shasta County/Redding
Vallejo

Ventura

Colorado

Denver
Grand Junction

Connecticut

Hartford
Middletown
Putnam
Stamford

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

Washington, DC's 22nd Annual National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, Commemorating the Lives of Our Brothers and Sisters Who have Died While Homeless: Please join us on December 21st at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church as the National Coalition for the Homeless, So Others Might Eat (SOME) and other members of the community come together to honor the names and celebrate the memories of the men and women who have passed away while experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC in 2011.
When: Wednesday, December 21st, 2011, Service begins outside at 6 p.m. Free Dinner inside at 7 p.m.
Where: New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue, NW
Directions: Take the Metro to McPherson Square, Walk 2 blocks south from the 14th street exit
For more information contact: National Coalition for the Homeless, info@nationalhomeless.org, 202-462-4822 ext. 234

Florida

Central Florida (Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties)

Homeless Services Network of Central Florida
Events: The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida will hold a candlelight memorial on Tuesday, December 20, 2011  at 9:00 a.m. in the chapel at First Presbyterian Church, 106 East Church Street, Orlando to commemorate the lives of our homeless neighbors who died in Central Florida during the past year.  For many of the individuals who will be honored, this ceremony will be their only memorial tribute. The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida will hold a candlelight memorial on Tuesday, December 20, 2011  at 9:00 a.m. in the chapel at First Presbyterian Church, 106 East Church Street, Orlando to commemorate the lives of our homeless neighbors who died in Central Florida during the past year.  For many of the individuals who will be honored, this ceremony will be their only memorial tribute. This is the tenth annual vigil to be held in Central Florida.
Address: First Presbyterian Church of Orlando (FPCO) Chapel
                    Corner of Magnolia and Church Streets
                    106 East Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Contact: (407) 893-0133 x107

Key West

Florida Keys Outreach Coalition for the Homeless
Events: We invite everyone to join with FKOC, Monroe County Social Services, and SHAL members this December 21 st , at 3pm to pay our respects to over a dozen individuals who have died homeless in Key West and Monroe County over this past year. Ushers will be on hand at the main gate of the cemetery by the Sexton's office to direct you to the vault.
Address: PO Box 4767, Key West, FL 33041,
Contact: (305) 293-0641

Melbourne

Daily Bread, Salvation Army, Brevard County Continuum of Care
Events: Eight different denomination clergy praying memorial prayers, readings from Old and New Testament, Benediction, Reading of names of those passed, taps and wreath laying ceremony.
Address: Daily Bread, 815 East Fee Ave., Melbourne, Florida  32901
Names of Homeless that have passed away in the past year: Richard Person, Henry J. Caron, Donna       Parkins, Rob Shenarts, Joanne Sheafer, Carol Irby, Heidi Wheelden, Joni Preston, Bobby Spires, Camdon Powers, James Fitchett, David Brezec, Tony Keaton, Toni Jo Sarate, Wilbur Frye                                                        
Contact:   John Farrell, (321) 723-1060  ,john@dailybreadinc.org

Pinellas Park

Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless (PCCH), Celebrate Outreach
Events: More than fifty people who died while experiencing homelessness in
Pinellas County will be remembered in memorial services to be held on
Sunday, December 18th at 4:00 p.m. in three locations around the county. The community is invited to participate in these services, and attendees are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items and new warm clothing items (jackets, knit caps, gloves, tube socks, etc.).

This year, the hour-long memorial services in Pinellas County will feature Scripture readings, music by local choral groups, eulogies on the theme “A Celebration of Life,” and candlelight remembrances of the deceased. Proclamations from local governments will be presented at the memorial services. Free hot meals will be served after each service to provide opportunities for homeless consumers, service providers, advocates, community leaders and others to share a meal together in celebration of the lives of those who once walked among us. “Ditty” bags containing personal care products and warm clothing will be distributed to homeless people attending the services.

The primary service will be held on Sunday, December 18th at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 401 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg. Gregory “G.W.” Rolle, a homeless advocate and publisher of St. Petersburg Homeless Image (a street newspaper covering homeless and related issues), will eulogize those who died while experiencing homelessness in Pinellas County. Other services will be held in Clearwater and Tarpon Springs.
Address: Trinity Lutheran Church, 401 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg,  33781
Names of Homeless that have passed away in the past year: Angel Wade, Angel, Bill, Bruce Morse, Carlos Veras, Charles Jobe, Cleveland Burnham, Clinton Burns, Dag Anderson, Danny Rivera, Denver Grosse, Douglas Quick, Eddie Thompson, Eugene Murphy, Francis Barnacz, Fred Murray, Gary Floding, Jaime Martinez, James Delgado, James Powell, James Lennon, Jason Brooks, Jean Meyers, Jeffrey Kinzle, John Martin, Jr., John, Kevin Holda, Lloyd, Michael Ivy, Michael Sanders, Misty Jones, Randall King, Robert Wilson, Robin Scratchard, Ronald Holmes, Rose Jordan, Shannon Mulford, Shelly Thomas, Ted Lenox, Teri Dawson, Thomas Sustacek, Thomas Byerly, Timothy Yandle, Tom DeHass, Tracy Adams, Unknown Man 01, Unknown Man 02, Unknown Man 03, Unknown Man 04, Unknown Woman 01, Unknown Woman 02, Victor Manuel Juarez
Contact: George Bolden, 727-424-1325, webmaster@celebrateoutreach.org

Tampa

Tampa Homeless Coalition
Events: Christmas came a little early last night in Joe Chillura Park. Homeless men and women gathered to receive clothing collected by students on our campuses and sleeping bags provided through donations of individuals and corporations. A committed set of volunteers quietly sorted them into piles along a fifty-foot section of concrete retaining wall. “Remember,” they whispered quietly, “Children’s sizes to the left.” The staff of the Tampa Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County gathered there, with about 150 individuals from all walks of life, to participate in the Homeless Memorial Day service, for the known 58 individuals who died during the past year on our city’s streets.
Address: E Kennedy Blvd and N Morgan St, Downtown Tampa, Tampa, FL, 33655
Contact: Synod House at 813-876-7660, \n info@fbsynod.org

Additional cities holding events:
Brevard County/Melbourne
Charlotte County
Clearwater
Daytona Beach
Deland
Ft. Lauderdale
Jacksonville
Lake City
Live Oak
Orlando
Palm Beach County/West Palm Beach
Palm Coast
Pasco County/New Port Richey
Sarasota/Manatee Counties
St. Johns County/St. Augustine
Tallahassee
Tarpon Springs

Georgia

Atlanta (Dec. 21st &  Nov. 1st)
Marietta

Idaho

Boise

Interfaith Sanctuary, Corpus Christi Day Shelter, Mosaic Street Ministries, and El-Ada Community Action Partnership, and Occupy Boise
Events: For the 6th year, Boise will join with community groups and individuals in more than 150 cities across the United States on December 21st, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, to commemorate the lives of homeless members of our community who died on our streets or in our emergency shelters from illness or conditions directly related to their homelessness. Individuals who were formerly homeless and homeless advocates who died in 2011 will also be remembered.
The Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day will begin with a Vigil Walk to Interfaith Sanctuary leaving from the old Ada County Courthouse at 6 pm. An Interfaith Service will be held outdoors at Interfaith Sanctuary beginning at 7 pm*. Hospitality will be provided at Corpus Christi Day Shelter immediately following the ceremony.
Address: 200 W Front St, Boise, ID
Contact: Jayne Sorrels, Executive Director, Interfaith Sanctuary

Illinois

Belleville

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern
Events: Those who attend the Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service in Belleville will take a pledge to work collectively to prevent future homeless-related deaths in St. Clair County.
The memorial will begin at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St. Those attending are asked to bring their own candles.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony inside the church.
Address: St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St, Belleville
Names of Homeless that have passed away in the past year:
Contact: For more information, call Jesse Arms at 719-1154 or Marcena Gunter 314-609-9229.

Chicago

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Events: Chicago Homeless Persons' Memorial Service
(sponsored by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and the Ignatian Spirituality Project)
Old. St. Patrick's Church
700 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
6:00-7:30 p.m.

The service will name those who died homeless in Chicago in the past year, and will feature music by the Hope, Harmony & Healing choir
Address: 70 E. Lake St., Suite 700, 60601
Contact: Ed Shurna, 312-641-4140, eshurna@aol.com

Palatine

Journeys from PADS to HOPE
Events: Our annual Homeless Memorial Service to honor and remember the area's homeless who have died during the past year will take place on Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. The service and candle lighting is held as reminder that homelessness is still a serious - and growing - problem in the northwest suburbs and throughout the country.

Speakers will include staff and community members and volunteers. Homeless men and women and their families will participate in the readings. The media, elected officials, civic leaders, and community leaders are urged to attend. No registration required.
Address: 1140 East Northwest Highway, 60074
Contact: Sarah Martino, 847-963-9163 x16, s.martino@padstohope.org

Additional cities holding events:
Rockford

Indiana

Evansville

Aurora: Giving Light to the Homeless
Events: In conjunction with the National Coalition for the Homeless, Aurora sponsored Evansville's first public memorial service in 2000 to recognize individuals who have died while being homeless. The recognition is normally held on or near the first day of winter. Names have been collected locally dating back to 1990. A total of 70+ names are currently memorialized.
Remember with us our community members who have died while homeless during this past year and the years before.
Address: Trinity United Methodist Church, 216 SE Third St., Evansville
Contact: 812.428.3246 or info@auroraevansville.org

Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Area Planning Council on Homelessness
Events: Memorial Walk and Service
Dec 21
6 pm
walk from rescue mission to local park, hold a short memorial service including mayor's proclamation, comments from local pastor, etc., return to mission for refreshments
Address: 334 Berry, 46802
Contact: Marcy Yoder, 260-469-4011, marcyy@uwacin.org

Indianapolis

Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention of Greater Indianapolis
Events: Memorial Service and Luncheon, CHIP honors those who have experienced homelessness and passed away in the past year at its annual National Homeless Persons' Memorial Service. All members of the community are invited to attend the memorial service, held on the first day of winter at 11:00am in the Christ Church Cathedral at 125 Monument Circle.
Following the service on December 21, CHIP will host a complimentary luncheon for our homeless and formerly homeless neighbors as well as the service providers who work with them on a daily basis.
Address: Christ Church Cathedral at 125 Monument Circle.
Contact: Jen Hunt, Development Director
317.630.0853 ext. 208, jhunt@chipindy.org

Kokomo

Events: 2011 CAM Candlelight Service
for Kokomo’s Fourteenth
Observance of the
National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day We lit candles and remembered 15 people - 9 Clients, 6 Volunteers and Supporters of CAM, Inc.  Of the 9 CAM Clients, the adults ranged from 46-74.  One was a Veteran.  Struggling with poverty, depression, and homelessness is a tough road to follow.
Address: 210 N. Market Kokomo, IN, 46903
Contact: Rev. Ruth Lawson, Executive Director, 765 434-0687, caminc1993@sbcglobal.net

Additional cities holding events:
Jeffersonville

Iowa

Davenport

Kansas

Wichita

Advocates to End Chronic Homelessness.
Events: Memorial service
Address: 944 S. Topeka St., Wichita, KS, 67202
Names of Homeless that have passed away in the past year:
Contact: http://www.aechwichita.com/index.php?s=contact

Maine

Lewiston

Lewiston/Auburn Alliance for Services to the Homeless (LAASH)
Events: Lewiston/Auburn Community Invited to Vigil, December 12, 2011
The Lewiston/Auburn Alliance for Services to the Homeless (LAASH) invites the L-A community to join their annual candlelight vigil to remember homeless people during the holiday season from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in downtown Lewiston.  For ten years, LAASH has held this event.

Please meet at 4:30 pm in the courtyard of the Trinity Jubilee Center (at Trinity Episcopal Church – courtyard entrance is on Spruce near the corner with Bates).  After a few words and lighting of candles, vigil participants will walk several blocks down Bates Street past the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center to Main Street. The procession will turn right on Main and continue up Sabattus Street to the courtyard of Calvary United Methodist Church (in the triangle between Sabattus, College, and Bartlett) where the event will conclude with hot chocolate and refreshments donated by Hurricane’s and the Bread Shack.

Vigil participants are invited to bring non-perishable and canned food to the event, which will be collected at both Trinity and Calvary. Participants may join the vigil at any point along the procession route; a warm indoor space will be available to gather when the vigil concludes at Calvary. Staff from New Beginnings will provide van service back to the Jubilee Center or the Park Street garage as needed. 
Address: c/o New Beginnings, 436 Main Street, 04240
Contact: Bob Rowe, 207-795-4077, browe@newbeginmaine.org

Additional cities holding events:
Bangor
Portland

Maryland

Baltimore

Health Care for the Homeless
Events: On December 21 – the first day of winter and longest night of the year – join Health Care for the Homeless and our partners as we remember our friends and neighbors who passed away this year without a secure place to live, and recommit to the important task of ending homelessness.
Address: 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
Contact: Adam Schneider, aschneider@hchmd.org.

Additional cities holding events:
Harford County/Bel Air      

Massachusetts

Arlington

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington Youth Group
Events: National Homeless Persons Memorial Day Vigil
December 21, 7:00 pm
As part of their year-long social action project "Homes and Homelessness", the high school youth group from the congregation will hold a worship service for all members of the community in honor of those men, women, and children who have lost their lives due to homelessness and in recognition of those who live with the burden of homelessness everyday.
Address: 630 Massachusetts Ave, 02476
Contact: Marcie, 781-648-3799 x13, youthadvisor@firstparish.info

Additional cities holding events:
Barnstable County/Hyannis
Boston
Worcester

Michigan

Detroit
Farmington
Traverse City

Minnesota

Red Lake

Red Lake Homeless Shelter
Events: There will be a National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, with a feast and fire, at Mishkwaa-ga-mii-wii-zaaga’iganiing Giiwishiiwigamig (the Red Lake Homeless Shelter) on Tuesday.
The memorial fire will be from dawn until dusk. A ceremony and feast will be held at 11 a.m.
The eighth annual remembrance will be held in honor of those whose lives were shortened by being without housing.
Address: Highway 1 E, Redlake, MN
Names of Homeless that have passed away in the past year:
Contact: 218-679-3228.

Minneapolis

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Simpson Housing Services
Events: 5 pm | March & Silent Vigil
Hennepin County Government Center
3rd Avenue South & 5th Street South, Minneapolis
The march will proceed south to 28th Street

6:30 pm | Service of Remembrance
Simpson United Methodist Church

7:30 pm | Community Meal      
Simpson Shelter
Lower level of Simpson United Methodist Church
Address: 2100 Pillsbury Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact: Julie Manworren, 612.455.0841, jmanworren@simpsonhousing.org

Additional cities holding events:
Duluth

Mississippi

Hattiesburg

Missouri

St. Joseph

Montana

Great Falls
Helena
Yellowstone County

Nebraska

Lincoln
Omaha

Nevada

Las Vegas

Straight from the Streets

Events: Homeless Memorial Candlelight Vigil

Address: HELP of Southern Nevada, 1640 E. Flamingo Road, near Maryland Parkway
Names of Homeless that have passed away in the past year: Elgin Anthony Alcorn
Renato B. Alvarez, Johnny Lee Armstead, John Attakai, Vincent Michael Bartlett, Leo Daniel Baskas Jr., Robert Allen Bernson, Buddy R. Bigelow, Steven Copenheaver
Charles Cushing, James Albert Daneau, Luke Emde Davis, Jimmy R. Dykes, Jodi Ann Fruitt, Julian Diaz Garcia, Richard Garcia, Jimmy Lee Getts, Marcus Wayne Goodman
Robert Gowan, Wayne Green, James Haughey, John Hicks, Patrick Huff, Erick Charles Jordan, Howard David Kierstead, Joseph Klein, Peter A. Losby, Hubert Lee Newson
Metodi Nicolov, Leopaldo Armando Nunez, Michael Glynn Osborne, Jeffery Chandler Patt, Keith David Perkins, Drew Lamont Reading, Jesse L. Reeves, Daniel Edwin Rushwam, William Oscar Rye, Salvadore Vincent Scialabba, Gregory John Shaheen
Djafar Sho a ahari, David Sidden, Jeffrey Terrell, Peter Kraig Thompson
Namc Phuc Vo, Sharon Lee Wagner, Daniel Walker, Sheryl A. Ward, Bert Stanley Williamson, Jimmy Wilson, Robert Jomo Wilson
Contact: Linda Lera-Randle El, Elusivebtrfli@aol.com

New Hampshire

Lebanon

Tri-County CAP Homeless Programs
Events: Candlelight Vigil
Address: 57 Mechanic St. #g0-1
Names of Homeless that have passed away in the past year: Ray Sanville
Tom Hurd
Contact: Joie Finley Morrism, 603-443-6150, tccapjoie@gmail.com
 
Additional cities holding events:
Concord
Keene
Laconia
Manchester
Nashua
Newport
Portsmouth

New Jersey

Atlantic City

New Jersey Advocacy Network to End Homelessness
Events: Homeless Person’s Memorial & Candlelight Vigil
Address: 2009 Bacharach Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ
Contact: kathyschmookler@acrescuemission.org, (609)345-5517

Camden

Project H.O.P.E.
Events: Remembrance Event
Address: Bergen-Lanning Health Center
439 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ 08103
Contact: Josh Meyers, myersj@projecthopecamden.org, 856-541-6092, ext. 226

Edison

Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Office of Human Services, Middlesex County, Human Services Advisory Council, Middlesex County Housing Continuum of Care Committee, Township of Edison, Catholic Charities Dioceses of Metuchen, Making It Possible to End Homelessness,
I Info Line of Middlesex County, Coming Home of Middlesex County, Elijah’s Promise, and The Jewish Renaissance Foundation.
Events: Join us on Wednesday, December 21 at 5pm for a brief memorial event in
Remembrance of those who have died in the past year from causes directly
Related to homelessness. As the economy weakens, increased numbers of people have become homeless and many more are at risk.
Address: Edison Municipal Complex, 100 Municipal Boulevard, Edison, NJ 08817

Hackensack

Bergen County Housing, Health, and Human Services Center
Events: Homeless Memorial Service, 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Address: 120 S River Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Contact: 201-336-6475

Jersey City

Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation
Events: Please join us Tuesday, December 21st at 1:00pm, for the Hudson County Homeless Persons' Memorial Day Commemoration. A coalition led by Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation and Church of the Incarnation will hold an inter-faith HOMELESS MEMORIAL SERVICE, to include remembrances of homeless neighbors, friends & loved ones who have passed away, lost to the street.
Address: The Church of the Incarnation  68 Storms Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Contact: Joanne at 201-209-9301, reception@jcecdc.org

Additional cities holding events:
Lakewood
Mercer County/Trenton
Middlesex County

New Mexico

Albuquerque

New York

New York

Picture the Homeless
Events: Join us for our annual Interfaith Memorial Service for all of our homeless brothers and sisters who have passed away this year- some whose names we know, many whose names we don’t – but none are forgotten. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service. Metro Cards provided for PTH members.
Address: Judson memorial Church, 55 Washington Square, So., NYC
Contact: 646-314-6423

Additional cities holding events:
Albany
Buffalo
Chautauqua County/Jamestown
Rochester

North Carolina

Asheville
High Point
Raleigh
Southern Pines

Ohio

Cleveland

Coalition for the Homeless in Cleveland
Events: This year the candlelight vigil will feature State Senator Nina Turner as our guest speaker along with three religious leaders.  Media are welcome to attend and photograph the memorial/vigil. Joining with other cities throughout the state and country, the Cleveland vigil will include an inter-faith memorial service from the Jewish and Christian faith traditions.
Address: St. Patrick’s Meal Site 3610 Bridge Ave.
Contact: 216/432-0540.

Columbus

Columbus Coalition for the Homeless
Events: 2011 Interfaith Memorial Service
Address: 966 E. Main St. in Columbus, OH
Contact: (614) 228-1342, info@columbushomeless.org 

Dayton

Emergency Housing Coalition (EHC)
Events: Join us at Courthouse Square at noon on Dec. 21st as we remember those who we lost in 2011 from the homeless community. It is a very moving memorial that is hosted by the Emergency Housing Coalition (EHC) and takes place in communities all around the country on this day.
Address: 125 E. First Street, Dayton, OH 45402 
Names of Homeless that have passed away in the past year:
Contact: (937) 293-1945, info@homefull.org

Additional cities holding events:           
Cincinnati
Toledo

Oklahoma

Tulsa

Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
Events: On December 21, 2011, the longest night of the year, the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless will host a Memorial Service and pay homage to those homeless individuals who have lost their lives while living on the streets.  These real people with real stories often go unnoticed in their deaths.
Address: 415 West Archer St. Tulsa, OK, 74103
Names of Homeless that have passed away in the past year:
Contact: Sandra Lewis, Executive Director, slewis@tulsadaycenter.org, 918-583-5588

Oregon

Grants Pass

Josephine county Homelessness Task Force
Events: Candlelight Vigil 12/21/2011 5pm Bells toll in remembrance at 5:30pm
Josephine County Courthouse
6th Street, Grants Pass OR 97526
Address: 201 NE 8th St, 97526
Contact: Kelly Wessels, COO-UCAN, 541-956-4470, kelly.wessels@ucancap.org

Additional cities holding events:
Albany
Coos Bay County
Douglas County
Lincoln County
Portland

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Broad Street Ministry
Events: On the shortest day of the year hundreds of Philadelphians will gather to remember those homeless and formerly homeless who lost their lives in 2011, and to call for an end to homelessness.
We use this occasion to call on all Philadelphians and all Americas to wake up and recommit ourselves to ending homelessness.
Warm beverages and ASL interpretation will be provided.
Address: 315 S. Broad Street (Outside), Philadelphia, PA
Names of Homeless that have passed away in the past year:
Contact: 215.735.4847, info@broadstreetministry.org

Additional cities holding events:
Erie
Wilkes-Barre

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach

Tennessee

Knoxville

Lost Sheep Ministry
Events: Those forgotten in life need not be forgotten in death. The spirit of the Christmas season is an opportunity for compassion and concern for all, especially the homeless.
Once again, our faith community is preparing to observe Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day in Knoxville. It is observed every year around the country on December 21st, the longest night of the year, to give an opportunity to remember the passing of people who experienced homelessness, and to bring awareness to the tragedy of homelessness.
A candle light walk and memorial service will be held to remember our homeless neighbors who died in 2011. The public is welcome.
Address: St. John’s Lutheran, Church, 544 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN
Contact: Maxine Raines, Executive Director, 865-688-9636

Memphis

Memphis Health Center, Inc.
Events:
Mt. Olive AME Church
598 Linden Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Memorial prayer service and candlight vigil, dinner will  be served
Address: 360 E. H. Crump Blvd, 38126
Contact: Sharon Hill, Homeless Case Mgr, 901-261-2062, shill@mphshc.org

Additional cities holding events:
Nashville

Texas

Austin

House the Homeless
Events: For the 19th year, we will meet on Auditorium Shores to acknowledge the men, women and children who have died on the streets of Austin during the past year. This year, newly elected City Council member Kathie Tovo will be our Key Note speaker. Dr. Reverend Sid Hall will lead us in prayer. Our lovely Sara Hickman will grace us with songs, and Armin Steege will close with Taps.
The House the Homeless Memorial Sunrise Service will start at 6:57am on Sunday November 13th and last an hour. The event will be at the Homeless Memorial at South 1st and Riverside Streets. The memorial tree, bench and plaque that comprise the memorial rest 75 yards west of the Fanny Davis Gazebo and 75 yards east of the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue. There will be breakfast food and drink. Please join us to show our respect for our fallen friends.
Address: Homeless Memorial at South 1st and Riverside Streets
Contact: http://www.housethehomeless.org/contact-us/

Additional cities holding events:
Caldwell
Corpus Christi
Harlingen
Houston
Lubbock
San Antonio
Tarrant County/Ft. Worth

Utah

Salt Lake City

Vermont

Bellow Falls
Brattleboro
Burglington

Virginia

Richmond

Homeward
Events: A Candlelit vigil will be held on December 21st, 2012 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 815 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA 23219, at 5:00 p.m.
We'll be reading the names of those who have passed away while homeless.
Address: 1125 Commerce Rd., 23224
Contact: James Seagraves, (804) 343-2045 ext. 18, jseagraves@homewardva.org

Additional cities holding events:               
Charlottesville
Chesapeake
Fredericksburg
Norfolk

Washington

Spokane

Spokane Mental Health Homeless Outreach Team
Events: Friday, Nov. 19: Winter Wear Pickup and Memorial Service: At noon there will be a memorial service held to remember the hungry and homeless who have passed away this last year.
Address: First Covenant Church (2nd & Browne)
Contact: 509.624.2378

Additional cities holding events:
Marysville
King County/Seattle
Kitsap County
Snohomish County/Everett
Yakima County

Vancouver

Wisconsin

Green Bay
Kenosha
La Crosse

Racine

Wyoming

Cheyenne

National Coalition for the Homeless
2201 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-1033
202-462-4822
info@nationalhomeless.org

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